Why Is Catcher In The Rye Still Relevant To Teenagers Today

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Is CITR Still Relevant “I was surrounded by phonies… They were coming in the goddamn window”. This quote from the the book ‘Catcher in the Rye’ by J.D. Salinger. The story is about a boy named Holden Caufield is who is suffering from emotional trauma, depression, and trust issues. Many of Holden’s problems is still relevant to teenagers today although the book was published in 1951. CITR explains a lot of how a teenager is trying to deal with isolation and personal feelings. Holden has been expelled out of his current school Pencey Prep and got into a fight with his roommate stradlater because Holden thought Stradlater was trying to get intimate with a girl he likes. “He got leukemia and died July 18, 1946.you’d have liked him”. Holden…show more content…
“I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.” this quote indicates that Holden has lied to many people and I know some teenagers that also lie. Many teenagers today has lied to get out of troubled situations. For example when a parent’s asks a child if he or she has done something wrong of course the kid will say no because he or she doesn’t want to get in trouble, but in Holden’s case teenagers today lie in a different way. Many teenagers keep their problems to themselves pushing away everyone that tries to help. Teenagers will keep saying they are ok but inside they are really not. They refuse help from other people and try to face the problem themselves. “What I really felt like, though, was committing suicide.” Many teenagers today have at least thought about committing suicide at least once. Many teenagers today have problems dealing with friends, Family, or relationships that causes them to think the unthinkable. “I felt lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead.” This feeling is reflects to all of teenagers because even myself I feel lonely sometimes but that’s how far I can only go but some teenagers think further and wish they would

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